Sabrina Rapisarda is currently a doctoral student and graduate research assistant in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA. Much of Sabrina’s research is anchored in both prevention and harm reduction-based public health frameworks, where she studies and has published in a variety of substantive criminal justice areas, including sexual perpetration, substance use, and corrections. Sabrina has expertise in ethnographic field work, survey implementation, remote and field interviewing, and mixed-methods data analysis.
A few of the projects that Sabrina is involved in include researching the effects of the opioid epidemic on Massachusetts communities (namely her project with the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health), a BJA-NIH funded study evaluating service utilization across veterans’ courts in the US, and evaluating (in process and outcome) the JMHCP-funded mental health co-responder model within the Lowell Police Department. Sabrina recently co-edited a book titled The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutional and Community Corrections. She also has a forthcoming monograph in press, titled The Impact of Mentoring, Sports, Arts, and Leisure Activities on Desistance from Crime and a chapter on cyberstalking within the book: The Technology Revolution in Criminal Justice: A Global Review.
Sabrina received a Master of Criminal Justice from UMass Lowell in 2021, a Master of Education from Endicott College in 2018, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Springfield College in 2016.